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Date: 7/20/13 9:13 PM

I have got the worse luck with buying a mattress! I have had pillow top, regular inner spring and now my current memory foam Temprapedic. I had a Simmons Beauty Rest that they replaced four times and finally they just gave me some money to get rid of me. We felt like we were sleeping in a hole! The inner spring I roll toward the middle and the memory foam makes my shoulder ache and it is like sleeping on a board. My husband and I hate it. Seems like every brand is trying to steer you towards the memory foam too. I have a king and have spent anywhere from $800 to $2000 and can't find a comfortable mattress and I can't afford to spend another $2000. Any thoughts?

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Date: 7/20/13 9:43 PM

I bought a Restonic, queen size, for 700. Fabulous mattress! Pillow top. Can't feel any movement from the other person; doesn't jiggle, no rolls, etc. NOT memory foam

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Date: 7/20/13 9:57 PM

Have you had it awhile? Is it really firm? I've been researching a lot of brands on line. They didn't give Restonic very good reviews.
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Date: 7/20/13 10:12 PM

I finally gave up in my search for a major brand of mattress -- there were too many stories of mattresses (even top of the line ones) being wonderful for a couple of years, then going all weird.

I'm buying a mattress from a small local manufacturer that has a really good reputation. I asked why so many mattresses these days were going bad after two or three years, and she said that among other things, the quality of foam makes a huge difference. She mentioned some number that meant nothing to me (something to do with the quality of the foam) -- apparently many manufacturers use foam that's below the grade she mentioned.

It's a very tricky thing -- one mattress I tried out in a store seemed like the most comfortable mattress ever... the salesman offered me a deal that was too good to be true, so I Googled the mattress company and found it was one of the worst out there. I learned later that that company used to be good, but was bought by a company that had questionable practices.

I'm not sure what to say except that if there's a small manufacturer locally that has a great reputation, check them out. I found two not too far from here -- the other one sells high-quality custom all-foam mattresses. At that place, they're priced according to the grade of foam -- I could have gotten a good basic one that they said would last 5-10 years... the next grade up lasts a good 20 years, which is amazing these days.

It's possible that some of the major brands are good, but check as many reviews as you can. The search for a good mattress nowadays makes your head spin, especially if you can't afford to spend thousands and thousands of dollars. And even then.

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Date: 7/20/13 10:34 PM

I know a couple that are both very large people and they have the Temperpedic memory foam that they paid $3000 for and they love it. I get too hot sleeping on it (not good going through menopause) too. I have read about the latex that is supposed to be good for allergies but some have said the under side developed mold.

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Date: 7/21/13 9:52 AM

Name names, I beg you! Sleeping on a mattress we were given after my son peed on it looong story. Confused mattress shoppers need all the info they can get.

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Date: 7/21/13 10:39 PM

Your beautyrest mattress got replaced 4x?
thats not good news for me.....we JUST got one - a non-pillowtop beautyrest-bel ridge-firm.
so far no complaints about the new mattress - no hole to roll into - no noise - no squishy spots.

Can you believe how expensive mattresses got in just a few years? And theyre huge. Theyre heavy. They dont turn. And they dont last. And 95 percent of them have pillowtops. I hate pillowtops!

I think pillowtops are a conspiracy. Its like theyre designed to develop depressions so that you buy mattresses more often. And the warranty? What warranty? Theyre all designed so that the very top layer pops up so that the hole always gets measured at less than the 1 1/2 inch deep limit where the warranty would kick in.

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Date: 7/21/13 11:21 PM

Mattress shopping IS so confusing anymore. The label fell off ours & I've no idea what we have. Too bad as it's lasted 20+ yrs. & we really need a new set sometime. I'm inclined to agree a local manufacturer with a good reputation might give the best results. Seems nobody carries exactly the same thing so it's impossible to compare accurately.

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Date: 7/22/13 0:29 AM

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See this thread for a hint. Although that info. about the change of ownership of that company came from someone who reported this story to me -- I can't verify it.

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